A shrub up to 2 m. high; the young branchlets minutely ferruginous-puberulous, soon glabrescent. Leaves on petioles 4-7 mm. long, membranaceous, paler and puberulous beneath, finally glabrous on both sides, lanceolate-oblong, acute and de- current at the base, rather gradually tapering at the apex, 8-16 cm. long and 3.0-4.5 cm. broad; secondary nerves 7-10 per side. Flowers solitary; pedicels 2.0-2.5 cm. long, finally glabrous, provided near the calyx with an orbicular, amplectant bract, 1 mm. long. Sepals membranaceous, ovate, acuminate, ferruginous-puberulous, 8 mm. long. Outer petals linear-oblong, obtuse, 2 cm. long; inner petals triangular- ovate, acuminate, ca. 1 cm. long. Monocarps glabrous but rugose, apiculate at the apex, 2.2-2.5 cm. long, together with the stipe.